"Anyone who does not believe in miracles is not a realist." Audrey Hepburn
"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
"...wake up, perk up, lighten up, and be more loving and conscious of other beings." Pema Chodron
“Occasionally we will be overwhelmed, but mostly we will be enchanted.”
"You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace." Ernie Banks
"Until we accept the fact that life itself is founded in mystery, we shall learn nothing." Henry Miller
Legend has it that the Japanese shōgun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa sent a much loved, but damaged tea bowl back to China for repairs. It was returned with metal staples bolting the broken pieces together which did not please the shōgun. He urged local Japanese craftsmen to search for a more aesthetic manner in which to repair the bowl. They chose to use lacquer to bond the pieces together and then dusted the lacquer with gold powder. The cracks of the repair therefore became part of the object, and so the art of kintsugi was born.
"Notice the small things. The rewards are inversely proportional." Liz Vassey
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melodie Beattie
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." Agnes de Mille